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. it is a gate that opened to the east where we had a very big port. that is why -- is made of limestone and as you can see, it is monumental. it has a huge arched on top and if you look up closely, you will see an arabic inscription which reflects the much later time when the city was under the ottomans. >> to learn more about cyprus, we talked to the presidential commissioner. >> independence in 1960 for cyprus from the british. did both turkey and greece have their eyes on cyprus as a prize? >> greece, turkey and britain became what is the tree obligation of the republic of cyprus. this is a treaty of guarantee. the republic was in alliance with greece and turkey through a formal treaty of alliance that permitted both to have armed forces from the island. the british already secured a their interests by obtaining the sovereign base areas at the time of independence. other countries had a historical connection will with cyprus. because 82% was greek, that -- turkey embarked on the shape of the ottoman empire and was here for 300 years. of course, they had a 18% of the population identi
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